Every March the Southeast Division of Bowls USA lawn bowling has a six-day tournament between clubs in Sun City Center, Sarasota and Clearwater. This year, it was Sarasota’s turn to host the women’s tournaments, which were comprised of singles, pairs and fours. Each format was played over two days.
On the first two days Suncoasters Sue Bellerose, Carol Finlayson, Sandy Gill, Linda Hawken, Cindy Higgins and Linda McDougall, with Higgins placing second overall. Finlayson came in third and McDougall was runner-up in A Flight. Hawken was runner-up in C Flight.
In the pairs format, Bellerose and Gill were runners-up in the Championship Flight; Higgins and Finlayson came in fourth; Diann Thomas and Corinne Bailiff won the D Flight; and Hawken and Barb Mignogna were runners-up in D Flight. Teams made up of Chris Heller and Cassie Krowl, Linda McDougall and Carol Fahnestock, and Natalie Lanouette and Gina Saxton also played in the pairs format.
Over the final two days, plus an additional rain day, the fours format was held and the team of Natalie Lanouette, Gina Saxton, Corry McClellan and Cassie Krowl came out on top of A Flight.